4th Grade Guide to Success
Welcome to 4th grade at Roosevelt Elementary! Many changes occurred this year but the biggest and most significant change had to do with our state mandated testing. We transitioned from TAKS to STAAR. Like TAKS, STAAR assessed students in the areas of Writing, Math, and Reading.
As the year comes to end, please keep your focus on your goals. Also, remember to review the information below to help you continue experiencing success in 4th grade.
Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) and CHAMPS
PBIS is a school wide program which delineates behavior expectations for common areas in the campus, such as hallways, cafeteria, restrooms, and dismissal areas. It also provides academic support for students. CHAMPS is part of PBIS but focuses on classroom management and organization. This is used in all classrooms and sets the conversation/voice levels for each activity taking place, what to do if help is needed, what specific activity is being done, what movement is needed/required to complete the task, and the participation level for all students. If the expectations are followed, then students experience success in their educational endeavor and become champs!
As part of PBIS, Roosevelt students observe the 3 Rs - Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn.
Dismissal begins at 3:05 with students attending the St. Jude's afterschool program being picked up from the classroom, followed by those students who are part of Challenge, the afterschool program held at school. Walkers and car riders are dismissed at 3:10.
D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) time is held everyday for 20 minutes. Students are expected to read their AR books during this time. No other activity, including testing, is allowed at this time.
AVID is a college readiness program. Students in 4th grade participate in this program by keeping organizational tools, such as a binder and backpack. They also take 2 and 3 column notes which they use to review important concepts learned in class. Please ask your child how AVID has positively impacted their learning and organizational skills.
4th grade has helped you gain knowledge in many different areas - from Texas History, to division, fractions, and measurement, to the Scientific Process, to following the steps in the Writing Process. Have a wonderful year rest of the year and please feel free to let me know if you have any questions.